PRADEEP RATHINAM, CEO
Pradeep Rathinam (Paddy) has 25+ years of experiences in the high-tech industry with a track record of building successful businesses. He was the CEO of Aditi Technologies where he grew the company and executed a successful sale to Symphony Teleca and Harman International. Prior to Aditi, he spent 12 years at Microsoft in various roles and was a General Manager. Paddy is actively involved with software community and startups in Seattle, he currently serves as the President of Tie Seattle. He also serves on the board of Washington Technology Association and on the advisory board of several startups in Seattle.
PRASHANT LUTHRA, CTO
Prashant Luthra has 20+ years of high-tech industry experience developing embedded, desktop, mobile and enterprise web products. Prior to founding AnswerIQ, he was CTO and part of the founding team that incubated TalentWise, a leading HR enterprise software company focusing on hiring process management solutions. Talentwise was acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions in 2016.
ASWIN NATARAJAN, VP OF ENGINEERING
Aswin Natarajan is VP Engineering at AnswerIQ and is heading our product and engineering team in India. Prior to AnswerIQ, Aswin was the head of engineering and a founding employee at Jumbotail, a wholesale e-commerce startup in India where he helped build their engineering organization and products from scratch. Prior to that he was heading the Machine Learning engineering team in Amazon, Bangalore where he worked on highly-scalable implementations of machine learning and big data processing algorithms for the AWS cloud ML platform as well as different ML applications for Amazon like predictive help, targeted marketing etc. Aswin has also been part of Amazon's customer service technology team. Aswin has a BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
MATT VAN LOAN, VP OF SALES
Matt Van Loan leads sales efforts at AnswerIQ. He brings 10+ years of experience building and managing global customer centric sales teams in both SaaS and online advertising for companies like Zendesk, Autopilot and Pipefy. His primary focus has been helping customer support organizations to rapidly scale through the adoption of innovative technology. Working out of our San Francisco office, Matt also consults for Silicon Valley startups and mentors in his free time.
KAITLYN BATE, DIRECTOR - PRODUCT & CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Kaitlyn Bate is a seasoned product leader and has spent 10+ years in the high-tech/SaaS space. Prior to joining AnswerIQ, Kaitlyn spent 10 years at Sterling Talent Solutions, formerly TalentWise, and held a variety of roles including Account Management and Technical Product Management. Kaitlyn is passionate about using technology to create delightful user experiences and is an excellent customer and partner advocate. Kaitlyn has a BA in Communications from WSU and an MBA from the University of Washington.
DENNIS MENG, DATA SCIENCES
De Meng heads the data science team and leads the core R&D efforts at AnswerIQ. He is also an Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington. He is an expert in large-scale distributed algorithms, optimization theory and applications, statistical learning, and network science. He has worked with industry labs and product teams including Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, IBM Research and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. He holds a Master degree in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in optimization and machine learning from the University of Washington.
RAMYA SHREEKANTH, DIRECTOR OF HR
Ramya Shreekanth is the Director of HR for AnswerIQ. She started her career as a lecturer in an engineering college and her recruitment career with Symphony Services. She then worked for Yodlee Infotech, Yahoo!, Intuit Technologies, Amazon Development Centre, Uber and Hike prior to joining AnswerIQ. At Amazon, she built the Core Machine Learning team from the scratch and at Uber, she built the Engineering team both in Hyderabad and Bangalore from the scratch. She has a BE in Electronics and Instrumentation from RV College of Engineering and PGDHRM from Symbiosis Centre.
SHIVAM GARGSHYA, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Shivam Gargshya is a Software Engineer at AnswerIQ working on the distributed and scalable infrastructure. Previously he worked at Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd Hydrabad with their Dynamics CRM team as a Software Developer. He received his BS in Computer Engineering from Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur. His interests include building distributed and scalable systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence and distributed algorithms.
Shristi Parmanandka, Software Engineer
Shristi Parmanandka is a Backend Engineer at AnswerIQ. Post completing her Post Graduate degree in Computer Applications from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, she worked on an enterprise facing product in the customer onboarding and training domain. She is enthusiastic about SaaS products and is driven to build revolutionary systems that impact to bring down effort and enhance user experience.